Who Sang These Days? Johnny Clegg and Savuka

Johnny Clegg and Savuka Heat, Dust & Dreams cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993
length: 4:55
producer: Don Was
membranophone: Kenny Aronoff
mixer: Chris Lord‐Alge
recording engineer: Rik Pekkonen
guitar family: Mark Goldenberg
bass: John Pierce
accordion: Mark Goldenberg
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
mandolin: Eric Bazilian
fiddle: Kevin Crehan
recorder: Eric Bazilian
assistant mixer: Jason Roberts
assistant recording engineer: Dan Bosworth
bagpipe: Eric Rigler
Some other versions of "These Days"

Lyrics
Yashimbawula! (the watchman's fire is burning)
What happened to the diamonds in your eyes,
What happened to the hunger for the day's chase?
What happened to the electric smile

That danced across your face
We used to talk about changing the world
Now all you want to do is change your name
Come on baby don't surrender now

To the empty heart of these days.
We used to talk so deep into the night
You had the heart of a wild horse running
You bared your soul to me
And we both knew these days were coming

[Chorus]
These days -- blood in the heavens
These days -- fire and ice
These days -- burning streets and visions
These days -- of the loveless child

Yashimbawula!
You were the reason I came here
You will always be the one I am looking for
I can't stand to see the way

These days are pushing you against the wall
Got to get up, got to move out
Face the tide beyond the door
Outside there's a whole world changing

We can't stand here, trapped inside
Let's step out and test the weazther
Hang on baby, it's going to ge a rough ride through'

[Chorus]
These days -- searching for a vision
These days -- gun metal blue
These days -- changing my religion
These days -- heartless and cruel

Say the words and fill my sails
I will love you through the coming gale
We'll get through the darkest heart of these days
"It's killing time"

Who will watch the watchers?
Who will keep the keepers?
Who will love the lovers -- could you?

[Chorus]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 These Days
  • 2 The Crossing (Osiyeza)
  • 3 I Can Never Be (What You Want Me to Be)
  • 4 When the System Has Fallen
  • 5 Tough Enough
  • 6 The Promise
  • 7 Inevitable Consequence of Progress
  • 8 In My African Dream
  • 9 Emotional Allegiance (Stand by Me)
  • 10 Foreign Nights (Working Dog in Babylon)
  • 11 Your Time Will Come

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 0208314588277
    script: Latin